Author: UCVR

“Harry and the Flood” children’s book project hosted by UCVR

A unique story evolved from the Flooding of the Upper Calder Valley on Boxing Day 2015.

Expert free help on offer to local businesses

Businesses affected by flooding in Todmorden can now get free help to make themselves stronger and more successful.

93% Say NO! to £1 Parking Fees

Thank you to all those who completed our survey to gauge a response to Calderdale council’s announcement that they were considering significant increases in the parking fees in the Upper Valley. Having worked so closely with Calderdale since the floods, on behalf of the businesses in planning a long-term recovery, we were extremely surprised at the timing of the announcement. Our concerns about this effect on recovering business (economically and on morale) are reflected in the comments of some 200 respondents.

Guess how much businesses lost in Calderdale during the flooding?

Actually we should not be guessing how much the damage is to our local economy following the flooding. So the UCVR has brokered a joint research project between Leeds University and Calderdale council. This is will be a major post flooding economic impact survey designed to provide accurate and credible data for representation to government and other agencies for business recovery support.

What is our strategy for Business Recovery in the Upper Calder Valley?

Bring hope – with a plan Build business confidence – by support and mentoring, Achieve recovery – by promotions and inward investment Establish sustainability – by forward planning and risk management It is now seven weeks since the River Calder

Business Group Breakfast – Flood Recovery Meeting

Hosted by our partners Mytholmroyd Business Network Group we will be holding this event to provide information on post flood issues which businesses have told us in our flood impact survey that they have concerns about. Insurance Legal Issues –

Results of our Flood Impact Survey

Within two days of the floods which hit the Upper Calder Valley we asked businesses to respond to a flood impact survey. Despite their difficult circumstances business responded amazingly and we were able to provide almost instant data to Calderdale